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Tiger Woods is the 2019 Masters champion. Forty-three-year-old Tiger Woods is the 2019 Masters champion. After the surgeries, the Thanksgiving incident, the DUI, and the endless criticism, Tiger Woods is the 2019 Masters champion.

Tiger’s fifth green jacket comes 14 years after his fourth and 22 years after his first. He shot rounds of 70, 68, 67, and 70, finishing at -13. He won by one shot over a trio of top-10 studs. 2019 Masters Leaderboard


At the risk of hyperbole, this is the most historic golf moment of the past two decades. We’re not sure it’s even close. Eighteen months ago, Tiger didn’t know if he would play golf again, let alone win the f***ing Masters. His win is his third straight top 10 in majors, fifth green jacket, and 15th major title. His resurgence over the last year has come as a complete surprise. We all wanted to see him back on tour, but there seemed to be little hope that he was actually going to return to form.

Tiger’s performance on Sunday was surgical. He played patiently, made his birdies when opportunities arose, and pounced when other competitors showed weakness. It was classic Tiger golf. He played steady and smart, and he closed the deal. He also did something he had never done before: win after trailing through three rounds. Somehow, some way, Tiger still has a chance to catch Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships.

Tiger Woods is the 2019 Masters champion.

One back

Masters Sunday was electric from beginning to end. Numerous players had chances to win, and many were inches away. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele were closest, finishing just one shot back. DJ and X-man had rounds of 68 on Sunday while Brooks shot 70, barely missing birdie putts on 17 and 18.

All three are top-10 players and routinely in the mix at majors. They entered Sunday hoping Francesco Molinari would blink, and when he did, they nearly capitalized. There are only so many majors to go around, but you have to think that DJ, Koepka, and Schauffele will take home their share over the next few years.


  • Entering Sunday, Francesco Molinari had just one bogey the entire event. He added his second on the 7th hole but still held a two-shot lead as he stepped to the 12th tee. A water ball and a quick double-bogey later, Francesco was tied at the top with Tiger, Xander, and Koepka. He remained in the hunt until 15, when another visit to the drink sealed his fate. He finished T-5, his third straight top six at majors. Francesco may not have gotten the victory this week, but he put on a performance worthy of applause.

  • Tony Finau seemed nervous on Sunday but still shot 72 to finish T-5. This was his second final group in his last four majors, and he had his chances. Like Molinari, though, he hit his tee shot on 12 into the water, ending any hopes he might have had this week.

  • Jason Day and Webb Simpson both performed admirably on the weekend. We weren’t sure if JDay was going to play after his Thursday injury, yet he was able to rally to a T-5 finish. Webb shot 64 on Saturday to get in the mix but just never got the mojo going on Sunday. Simpson notched his third top 10 in majors and his first at the Masters.

  • Patrick Cantlay thrust himself into contention this weekend and even had the lead after 15 holes on Sunday. He made a clutch eagle at 15, but bogeys on 16 and 17 derailed his chances. Still, Cantlay finished T-9, his first career top 10 in a major.

  • Viktor Hovland, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, fired rounds of 72-71-71-71 to finish at -3 and win the low-amateur honors. Hovland will return to Oklahoma State and help lead the charge as the Cowboys try to win their second straight NCAA Championship.

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